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Wenger: Taylor Shouldn't Play Again

As the footballing world reels in the aftermath of the horrific injury to Arsenal's Eduardo, Arsenal Gaffer has called for the offending player to be banned from football.

In what initially looked like a nothing challenge, Arsenal's striker suffered a potentially career threatening injury. Upon reflection (and seeing some extremely grim photographic evidence) Taylor's challenge was as a disgusting a tackle as I have ever seen.

Indeed, Arsene Wenger is rightfully furious.

'I think this guy should never play football again. What's he doing on the pitch?' fumed Wenger.

'I've gone along with the idea for a long time that to stop Arsenal, you have to kick Arsenal. I knew that was coming for a long time now.

'The season is over for him and it's very, very bad. More than the season is over.'





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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 23 2008

Time: 4:11PM

Your Comments

I think Taylor should be banned for the amount of time Eduardo is out injured
paul_ownz
Good old Arsene... If it was his player who fouled, he'd be moaning about how unfair the red card was, that's for sure. Best wishes to Eduardo though, darn shame the season's over for him. :(
RussianHammer
Injuries are obviously an occupational hazzard, but tackles like that are very hard to stomach!
Rocky7
it werent intentional. ha ha what a sight to see gallas in a strop
rooneyisgod
RussianHammer - "If it was his player who was fouled"????? Are you having a laugh? There is a player in hospital with a potential career threatening break, you come up with this crap. Shows your true class.
Rocky7
rooneyisgod - go and look at the link to a picture on the article below this one and tell me it wasn't intentional.
Rocky7
it may be unitentional but it was unwarranted.. there was no need for him to fly in on eduardo who was at least 30 feet away from the goal with stud showing tackle and plant it right in the middle of eduardo's leg.. pray the lad gets the opportunity to don the colours of arsenal next season
McGooner
Taylor out for life, that is the worst foul I have ever seen. And how we can allow complete idiots and c..ts such as the two above Rh and ris god on our site is beyond me. Why do you allow them to comment Rocky? Edourdo will never play again, mark my words.
alwaysgunner
Typical Wenger. Of course it was a reckless tackle, of course taylor should've been sent off, but don't exaggerate. Eduardo was very very unlucky, that's it.
k_chelski
I can see it happening already : "Taylor hit by death threats"
k_chelski
I really dont think he meant to break his leg. He would have been told before the game to go in hard and ruffle some feathers, he would have seen countless match of the days when knobs like Tony Gubba would have encouraged foul play vs Arsenal, he is a poor player and isnt capable of technical fouls such as the ones Ac Milan get away with without anyone noticing. Result= Seriously injured player, yet next week it will be the same thing again and people wonder why England are staying at home this summer.
iceman10
Kevin, Cech and Hunt? your opinion on that challenge?
iceman10
Hope he recovers hes a great player, but you say "the footballing world reels" is maybe a bit much hel be back within a year its not as if hes died is it lol
HuddersfieldYiddo
maybe not the threats from arsenal fan..amybe the croatian will do that..
my_gunners
Cech catches that ball. Hunt gives Cech a knee kick to the head.Did he want to kill cech? Nop.Did he want to put Cech in a hospital?Yes.
k_chelski
And Wenger is being a typical idiot about the situation. Life Ban? get real you moron
HuddersfieldYiddo
Of course Wenger maybe overreacting a little bit, but wouldn't you when one of your own suffers such a terrible injury due to a wreckless challenge? If you say "No" you're obviously a liar.
Rocky7
Agree with Rocky's comment above, if you were in his shoes wouldn't you have a right to be furious? If Taylor had done that to Robbie Keane you would be angry wouldn't you HY? Wenger has just lost a striker for AT LEAST 6 months and potentially for good if it is as bad as it obviously looks. Its an horrific injury and I hope and pray we will see him in an Arsenal shirt again as 24 is not an age where you should have to retire.
itsup4grabsnow
There's no doubt that for some lesser teams it's becoming almost a prescribed plan to kick us. Iceman is right about the subtext offered by the media as well. It doesn't mean that opponents set out to injure, but what they do is ratchet it up to a point where horror tackles become more possible. There really is no justification for that, and at the very least, the "Its a man's game" brigade could put a sock in it.
Andy-bayor
I don't think he meant to do that to Eduardo but he deserves to be punished. Wenger is right in saying that teams feel that they have to stop arsenal by kicking them and look what's happened? What a tragedy this is.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
Yes Rocky, I would've been furious as well.Yet, it's slightly different with Arsene Wenger, a manager that NEVER sees his players doing anything wrong (no matter how bad they are) and now his bad eye sight gets better and calls for lifetime ban? He's a bit hypocritical, and isn't helping in the situation.
k_chelski
Edu's injury is not a 6 month one. He is out for a long time. Feel gutted for the lad. Alex Mcleish is on sky saying MT didn't make much contact with Edu. Disgusting!
Gael-Force
No one wants to see this sort of stuff. But k-chelski is right, Wenger never has the balls to admit any of his players' wrongdoings. What did he say when Eboue broke JT foot? When JT was fighting for his life at last season's CC?
Blu Soulja
I don't think he should be banned for life simply because I don't believe he would want to break someone's ankle like that. He may have been reckless, but not playing football for the rest of your life is pretty harsh. A ban, yes, he deserves one, but not a sentence that removes his livelihood. Bendtner made a studs up challenge against Everton but he wasn't banned for life. It's unfortunate that this has happened, Taylor should serve a sentence but he shouldn't be banned for life.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
Kevin why are you trying to achieve the same level as those who come here and want to make capital out of this situation. We're totally pi-ssed and with good reason. Rubbing dirt in our faces, today, is a great way to go - thanks!
Andy-bayor
i think taylor should be out for as long as Edu is injured. If that rule was in place, less talented players would think twice before hacking down more talented ones. Who's out there to protect the Christiano Ronaldos of this world?
Gael-Force
i cannot believe the ***** coming out of some classless *****s here taylor does not deserve to play again .. it was a late and cynical challenge to begin with .. and it came with the studs straight at eduardo's leg the picture evidence was horrible
yazz
Blu Soulja - When JT was fighting for his life at last seasons CC Final, it was the Arsenal medical team who saved his life. And this is the thanks you give them.....classy.
Rocky7
Blue Soulja quit bit-ching... our players and physio team responded well to your JT injury. If Wenger is sometimes short-sighted we take him to task. When do you do the same?
Andy-bayor
Have I said anything against the Arsenal medical team or the players? No. It's Wenger who needs to sort himself out.
Blu Soulja
BTW - That incident was completely different to this one, as Terry stopped into Diaby's boot!
Rocky7
And the Eboue tackle? That was just as bad as this, 'luckily' it only kept JT out for a couple of months. Yet what did Wenger say at the time. And don't kid yourselves by saying that Eboue didn't mean any harm. It's not exactly the only time he's done something like that is it? If Taylor deserves a lifelong ban, then Eboue deserves just as much. He's a disgrace to the game.
Blu Soulja
Andy, I'm not trying wind anyone up, I'm just pointing out that Wenger isn't making the situation any better.Up until now, all of the arsenal fans were focused on Eduardo and his injury. But Wenger is shifting that to"revenge on that **** taylor". It's just so wrong, Taylor is probably going to get a long long ban, he will have the guilt of sending a co-worker to the hospital.Not only that, but now Wenger makes him face the wrath of Arsenal fans?
k_chelski
Blu Soulja - Despite the fact that I have stated for a long time that I don't want Eboue at the club, that incident at the Grove was in no way comparable to this one. Eboue's tackle wasn't a good one, but then again, JT's over zealous clearence probably helped with his injury.
Rocky7
Kev - I don;t think the Arsenal fans needed any help with dishing out the wrath after this incident. Seriously, look at some of the pictures and tell me you wouldn't be furious if this happened to a Chelsea player. Arsene Wenger may have over reacted a bit, but this is his player and his friend, had he reacted any differently would have suggested he didn't care. All the people slating Wenger for his comments are just doing so because it's another reason to slate Wenger.
Rocky7
That's nigh on idiotic BS - Eboue (who is a proper tit) did not make a career-threatening tackle on JT. I personally would not be over-complaining if Eduardo had broken a metatarsal, but we are looking at something more serious here. All the same, thanks for your timely words of wisdom.
Andy-bayor
You can argue all day about whether that tackle was as bad as this, but the simple fact is that it was totally unavoidable, if Wenger wants to eradicate this sort of thing, he should start by sacking Eboue, he has no respect for his opponents, just ask Evra. There's no place for players like him in football. And how many times has he gotten away with rash tackles? One of these days, he'll cause an injury like this, and then we'll see what Wenger says about it.
Blu Soulja
*totally avoidable
Blu Soulja
Yes Kevin, sorry if in our moment of anger we didn't take into account the feelings of the person who broke our man's leg. Honestly mate, why don't we get a card signed and send it to poor Martin Taylor.
Andy-bayor
Or how about when your players tried to chop down Nani? Did he say anything then? The only difference is that this caused a horrific injury, give it time and an Arsenal player will do the same. But of course Wenger won't see it.
Blu Soulja
Rocky, I'd be too shocked to be angry to tell you the truth.Hell, Eduardo isn't a Chelsea player and I'm shocked, completely lost any excitement over the League Cup final.This is very serious, I just think that Wenger isn't helping at all.
k_chelski
I think you're wrong Soulja. Yes the things Eboue does are unsavoury, but in a weasely kind of way, never intent to injure. He is slime, but has never done anything even remotley as bad as this. If you can't see the difference then there's no helping you.
Rocky7
And Rocky don't talk to me about class. How many gooners were cheering on Vital after JT injury?
Blu Soulja
Not me Soulja, that's for sure.
Rocky7
It was an accident, football is a contact sport, stop whinging you feckin ninnies!
Blue is the colour
Wenger is a human being Kev, despite what many of you may think. He is also a very emotional fellow who on occassion, says the wrong thing at the wrong time. Are you telling me you have never spoken out of term when you're angry? You're right dude, this is very serious, which is why Wenger is so angry.
Rocky7
BITC-h Click this link and tell me it was an accident, go on, and prove to me you're the idiot I think you are

http://www.4thegame.com/club/arsenal-fc/news/214942/eduardo_suffers_horrific_injury.html
Rocky7
Rocky, Eboue is ten times worse than Taylor. Eboue has committed so many dirty fouls, any of which could easily have resulted in something like this, or worse. Yet as long as he's not causing too much damage, it's ok for you lot. You just wait til he ends someone's career, then we'll see what you say.
Blu Soulja
Of course I've spoken out of term when angry, the only difference is what I say doesn't have effect on millions and millions of people.If he'd realize the effect he has on you lot, he wouldn't have attacked taylor this openly.What if something happens to taylor's family? It's done though, no point in arguing over what's been said. To quote the "wembley" song, que sera sera.
k_chelski
I think Taylor's tackle was probably intentional, he tried to hack Eduardo down, but I doubt that he wanted to harm him that badly. Anyway, that's beside the point, you think all of Eboue's dirty fouls were unintentional? If you can't see that he needs to get a complete ban from football, there's no helping you.
Blu Soulja
If this was Owen or Rooney there would be no "Wenger is over reacting" *********! ******** disgrace!
Goofle
Soulja - You are so wrong. Eboue has commited many cyincal challenges (which I hate) which should have resulted in red cards, but none of them could have caused serious injury. Point me to one and I'll gladly retract my argument. PS The JT one was only as bad as it was due to JT's over zealousness.
Rocky7
None of them could have caused serious injury? I'll point one out the next time he makes one of his awful tackles, and the next, and the next. Just because they haven't ended in serious injury, doesn't mean they couldn't. Eduardo might have moved his leg ever so slightly before Taylor's tackle, and only received a minor injury. Would people then have said these things about Taylor? Waiting for one bad tackle to go wrong is a very dangerous approach. It's only a matter of time for Eboue, and I'll gladly say I told you so.
Blu Soulja
Blu - Eboue gets his share of criticism for poor tackles, and if he ever made a tackle that potentially ends another players career, then there will be outrage. If this same tackle had only injured Dudu slightly, then there wouldnt be this sort of outrage. Is that simple enough for you to understand ?
prits
He planted his foot right over his **** shin you idiot!
Goofle
Disgusting challenge, I hope he is rightly punished for that tackle by the FA.
Seagull Steve
Rocky7, I've read all of your comments on this article, and I do believe I actually showed real class compared to you. Eduardo is in hospital, I feel very sorry for the lad. He's one of the guys who helped Russia into the EURO finals, and that will always be appreciated. My comment wasn't about Eduardo, so please don't make it look like I'm a heartless man. What I said was, and I'll say it again, that Arsene needs to get real. He's never to blame, his players are never to blame, but referees, pitches and God are always against him. Friggin martyr.
RussianHammer
That's exactly what I'm saying prits. If Taylor's tackle hadn't injured Eduardo, no one would have said a word about it. Just like Eboue hasn't cause much damage, no one says anything about him. Don't worry, I don't expect you idiots to understand, but it'll be interesting to see what you say when Eboue does injure someone. Oh wait, he injured JT and you guys were laughing!
Blu Soulja
All these non Arsenal fans coming on here and having a go at Wenger are just ridiculous. I wonder if Mourinho was still in charge at Chavski and if someone had done to Joe Cole or Didier Drogba what had been done to Eduardo, what on earth would Mourinho have said?? Heck, he questioned Cristiano Ronaldo's educuation I recall for some trivial matter. In fact, didn't his reaction to that Swedish ref against Barca cause death threats and his subsequent retirement. So all you unsympathetic and deluded Chavs can FOXTROT OSCAR!
Gooner_Vin
gooner_vin, Jose had a HUGE mouth, he was taken to the cleaners for what he said after Hunt nearly killed Cech. But wenger's mouth is just as big, let's see if Wenger gets the same reaction from the FA.
Blu Soulja
Just one Blu Soulja, one!!! I repeat, none of his challenges COULD have caused serious injury. He is a cheat, but his challenges are petty & childish, not ones that could break a leg. & RussianHammer, how you showed class is completely beyond me. Fair enough you said you felt sorry for Eddy, but you used this sad occassion to express your distain for our manager......classless to the end.
Rocky7
Two wrongs don't make a right, Mourinho would've behaved just about the same way Wenger has.
k_chelski
And I think Ozi Gooner on a seperate got it spot on when he said that only in England can that kind of tackle be repeatedly got away with.
Gooner_Vin
Not ones that could break a leg? He didn't have mcuh trouble breaking JT's foot did he? Anyway there's no point talking to someone who's as biased you.
Blu Soulja
Soulja - I wasn't one of the people laughing at JT's injury, and neither were plenty of other gooners. Just because some of our fans chose to be idiots, does that mean you have to be one too?
Rocky7
The only one who's being an idiot, is you. But then again, I shouldn't be suprised.
Blu Soulja
http://www.index.hr/images2/Taylorsenasmijesio.jpg _apparently Taylor is grinning after the tackle.
G4L
It was an accident as far as I can see, the still pictures look horrific, but until you see it at full speed it's hard to judge intent. However I don't believe any player would go out of his way to ruin another pro's career, unless he's Roy Keane of course...
artyb
Soulja - Once again, JT's over zealousness was a help in the length of his injury, there was no need for him to try and clear the ball as he did, indeed to force of his follow through was almost certainly as cupable, if not more so than Eboue's actual challenge! And talking of hypocrisy I don't see you condeming JT's challenge on the grounded Fabregas earlier in the game.
Rocky7
Like manager like fans.
Blu Soulja
I have a lot of time and respect for Wenger, but for such an intelligent manager to come out with the comments that he did is completely out of order. A terrible accident yes, but to say that Taylor should not play again is completely over the top. I wonder what his comments would be if it was one of his players that had committed the offence.
alphieblues
You can talk about hypocrisy BS...most of us admit that Eboue is a liability, but when you preach about his tackle on Terry, you fail to mention a host of nasty tackles in that match, perpertrated by your players. For the record, I'll take a broken metatarsal over a serious career-threatening injury anytime. And no, I wouldn't come to your board and gloat about people getting injured.
Andy-bayor
Are his comments not understandable? He is human too FFS, and has seen the tactic of arsenal being kicked off the park being used proudly as a legitimate one. And then this, which was only a matter of time coming ! I dont think Taylor should be banned for life, but I can understand why Wenger feels that way.
prits
Amazing, some of you. Did you all watch the replay? Did you all see the pictures? Are you sure you have a full appreciation of how terribly bad it was? If it's Wenger's viewpoint, why couldn't he say so? I'm baffled. Some of the things said are beyond 'heartless.'
Lou the Gunneress
I wish Wenger hadnt said what he did as it has taken the focus off what is one of the worst injuries an Arsenal player has ever suffered. It must be wholly frustrating for Wenger to keep his calm after a media induced horror challenge but I guess he is only human.
iceman10
Wenger said that Eduardo broke his shin, fibula, and ankle. The replay might seem benign from a certain angle, but looking at it from elsewhere, this is a totally indefensible tackle, and that's the point here, not what the manager says. Anyone think it's a run of the mill hard tackle with a touch of English grit?
Andy-bayor
The thing is that, based on the limited footage shown, we can't tell if it's malicious or just ill-timed or careless or for whatever reason. In the heat of this, after seeing a player's leg broken into at least 2 pieces (that's what it is, if you saw some of the pictures), a manager's so angry and made that comment, what's the big deal?! Exaggarated maybe, unrealistic maybe, but does he deserve you guys' condemnation like all this cr@p above? You really ask the question and let me know what YOU smart people think.
Lou the Gunneress
Agreed Iceman ........ you have to be as professional as possible, but there is a breaking point
Rocky7
Of course, noone goes into a tackle wanting or intending the outcome that has occured. However, recklessness is just as dangerous as if someone were going out to injure. I doubt that you'd see that kind of tackle in Italy or Spain. It makes my blood boil though cos if that was a tackle that a foreign player had done on Wayne Rooney, then we can only imagine the outrage.
Gooner_Vin
Yeah Rocky and Iceman, that's what happened with Arsene. Still don't see what caused this slamming. If any manager could stay 100% calm despite what he saw (which I'm sure was 100 times worse than depicted in those horrendous pictures we saw), he's either beyond the 'human' level or just heartless. Cut the guy some slack! (Can't believe I have to say this for Arsene - usually used this line for the likes of Senderos or Ade...)
Lou the Gunneress
My feeling is of complete anger. Not only has a fantastic player been injured (bad tackle yes but these things happen, lets just hope he recovers) but we have BEEN ROBBED, MISSED SITTERS and DROPPED POINTS. When in the invincibles season did a player take a shot on like Ade's rather than square it for a CERTAIN GOAL? No it wasn't a free kick and no it wasn't a penalty but none of that should have mattered. We take our chances, we win. 3 points. done. Instead, not only have we lost Edu, but we now have to deal with this dark cloud of injustice hanging over us. I hate to be pessismistic, but things do not look good! Where is RVP?!?!
Chipo
amazed Wenger saw it - he normally sees feck all!
merlin
Thanks Merlin, that is so you. Chipo, did you see the pictures? Try that and tell us if you would still put the blame squarely on the players. The ref had a terrible game, no doubt. But no point crying over spilt milk now.
Lou the Gunneress
Give it a rest Merlin.
Rocky7
always said it...Chelsea fans are scum! Thanks for making me right boys!!!
vavavoom14
Merlin clearly doesnt remember the amount of well wishers that visited Chelseas site when Cech was injured.
iceman10
Lou, Chipo has a point! Forget about the ref, we just dont kill teams off when its there for the taking!
vavavoom14
iceman...Chelsea fans cant remember anything beyond 5 years ago!
vavavoom14
Tell me about it Vava, ask half of them who Paul Elliot is and why he couldnt play football anymore and they wouldnt have a F*@king clue, knobs.
iceman10
Vavavoom, I understand that part of not killing the game off. We know Ade's not the most selfless striker and all that, those Chipo mentioned are indeed issues, yes in general we need to improve on those things. But on this particular occasion, my simple question is just that could anyone who saw Dudu's injury in flesh (ask those who saw the horrendous pictures and got sick) possibly stay on and play at their best? I just say cut the guys some slack. Now we demand a response from the next game on. Do it for Edu or whatever mentality they're in, we need to pick ourselves up now.
Lou the Gunneress
most of them thought stamford Bridge was a card game!!
vavavoom14
Wenger would of been better saying he did not see the incident and my sympathy goes out to Eduardo and Taylor who not only has to live with this whole thing over his head and then to have The Irresponsible and Malicious mouthing of whinger to deal with. It was a poorly timed tackle and nothing else, eduardo was extremely extremely unlucky and that's all it was.
cockeril
Lou i agree with you, of course it is tough to get focused again after seeing a friend's foot dangling from their leg. I'm not blaming Clichy one bit, of course people will switch off and everyone makes mistakes but all i'm saying is that if Ade passes to a guy he doesn't like then all of that doesn't matter. We need to kill games off ourselves not rely on getting the right decisions.
Chipo
I know Chipo, I'm just as gutted as you. This whole week has been cr@p for us. You're right, we can't rely solely on the right decisions, but the refs really have to be better than they are now, quite a few of them actually. No excuse though. In the ideal world, they should have responded right then and there by grabbing a win, finishing off chances with a cool head (like Edu usually does). The same applies to Arsene - in the heat of things, he exaggarated in that quote but it's just human. I know I'm extremely optimistic but I really think the players (including Ade, who I agree did act selfishly) will learn from it. They just have to.
Lou the Gunneress
Let us pray no one else gets this "unlucky". Some people come here to spew and breed hatred. Very sad indeed.
Warri Gooner
guys, having said earlier I didnt want to see the pics, I felt I had to in light of wengers comments, and I must admit I'm typing this incensed at what I've just looked at, yes without a question of a doubt this thug should be banned for life, studs up at shin level, this was no accident and his reaction straight afterwards says it all. This has been coming for sometime, but I feel immense sorrow for eduardo, a man who is a model profesional, very popular team member and someone I felt proud to have in our team, I just hope for the sake of the premiership and the arsenal team we see him playing and back to his best sooner rather than later, best wishes eduardo, Wengers comments aside, this is an immensely sad day for football above anything else
TR7
Those rushing here to defend Taylor should take a step back and look at the tackle again. He went over the ball. He did so deliberately. The intention may not have been to break his leg but whenever you do so there is a serious risk that that is what will happen. That is why over the top tackles are so readily condemned by all serious professional players. You can't equate them with mistimed tackles or clumsy challenges because Taylors intention was to stop the player. Most dangerous drivers don't intend to injure people when they drive recklessly but there is very little sympathy for them when they do. There is little need to have any sympathy with Taylor either.
Amos.
Stephen Hunt anyone? No? then feck you lot.
Blue is the colour
HUNT should NEVER BE ALLOWED TO EVER ENTER A PITCH AGAIN!!!
Blue is the colour
Showing your true colours eh Blue?
Amos.
Eduardos and JTs injuries are similar...so pardon me when I tell you that FOOTY IS A CONTACT SPORT. You lot were very fast to tell us that. Now Ave it.
Blue is the colour
Whenger will regret what he has said and I would bet Eduardo will not blame Taylor too much certainly not wish him to be banned. I will say it again terrible bad luck and nothing more. reality check- Do every high miss timed reckless tackles warrant the player being banned for life? Viera, Keane, Barton, Keown, Tarrico etc would have very short careers. emotions are running high and it` understandable but whenger would be better of wishing Eduardo and his family well rather than starting a Vendetta against a player who is suffering already.
cockeril
hunt didnt mean nothing to cech either as you say football is a contact sport. look how chelsea fans have one rule for them and another for other teams.
rooneyisgod
cockeril i agree but who the hell is Whenger lol
Chipo
Oh yes Cockeril. That's right we should be feeling for Taylors anguish at missing the next three games - poor soul. Mistimed tackles are part and parcel of the game. But in Taylors case he timed it to perfection. And yes - Keanes tackle on Haaland did probably warrant a life ban.
Amos.
Wenger said recently that players' suspensions should correspond with the length of the injury to the victim, so it's probable that he suspects Dudu may never play again. how anyone can have sympathy for taylor today is beyond me
JakeB
i have sympathy cause he didnt mean it
rooneyisgod
There are photos many of you non-gooners blabbing on this site have not seen. There are other photos in sequence to the one most have seen. I tell you, if you are faint hearted, you will have difficulty sleeping if you dare look at them. Eduardo's injury is extremely horrible. I pray for him. And for those of you who think its a joke. It could not have been worse if Taylor had used a machete on Eduardo's leg.
Warri Gooner
If someone drink drives and kills a 4 year old it's all good because the person didn't mean it? Whether Taylor had malicious intent or not is irelevant he acted in a wreckless way that has seriously injured someone. I think situations like this the player should be banned for the length of time the player is out for, that way people would put more care into their challenges.
Gunners
Whether Taylor meant it or not is totally beside the point. It was dangerous to the extreme and should be severely punished. Whether that deserves a life ban, I don't know. Someone professional would have to review the footage available and it's hard to prove if it's intentional or not. But the that picture Taylor's smiling at Eduardo on the ground, in terrible agony, leg broken in bad shape. Another one with Taylor's studs up on Edu's shin level. And those few ones post-contact are just utterly horrendous. Bottomline: 3 games is ridiculously short for this type of leg-breaking challenge. And I say it again: if it's not intentional, after seeing his player lying there like that, we should forgive Arsene for exaggarating. If it was indeed intentional, Arsene was right in every word he said. That's my logic anyway. Don't know about those illogical guys.
Lou the Gunneress
a one season ban is enough imo.
k_chelski
Here we go, Match of the Day, what's the betting that Hansen and Lawrenson criticise Wenger and make out it was an accident.
Gooner_Vin
Yeah Vin I'm waiting to hear what those wise 'pundits' have to say.
Lou the Gunneress
Arsene said he went overboard, fair play to him.
Lou the Gunneress
Alan Hansen really hate Arsenal LOL
Lou the Gunneress
Typical Hansen and Lawrenson, just as i thought, how unbelievably predictable!!
Gooner_Vin
Lou, they're just so predictable, if that had happened to Torres and Benitez had said that, i bet it would be very different.
Gooner_Vin
Vin, now time to listen what they have to say about Liverpool's roller-coaster win against, er, Boro. I'm sure they'll hail Torres as God.
Lou the Gunneress
hmmm... and why that taylor smile after he tackle eduardo?? what go through his mind? is it "hihi... silly me", or "that was fun", or "hehe, now people will start notice me" or "i guess i didnt know my on strengh" or "there goes his career... and mine.. gulp". Any clue anyone?
imdccu
Lou, and don't forget about the criticism of Gallas at the end too. They're just a joke!
Gooner_Vin
Wenger is such a numb skull and Someone please get a psychiatrist for Gallas how petulant, sitting there sobbing like a big baby that had just fallen out of his pram. Still think it was and accident and poor Eduardo was the unluckiest guy on the planet. Comparing this to someone who drink drives is about as absurd as wengers statement NO COMPARISON. If that's a case you guys have a team full of serial killers, Get a grip!
cockeril
COCKERIL....JUST FUCú OFF!!!!!!!
vavavoom14
taylor should be banned for life, we do not want to see this kind of football.
supersof
I agree with the very first comment on this article. If a player causes a horrific injury as such. Then they should be banned for as long as it takes the injured player to recover. Justice is done therefore.
R.K
 

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